Mr. Ohta contends that we spend about 90% of our lives in silence, and his play deals with the power embodied in that silence - the potential for imagination, tears, musing, laughter, experience. Critics around the world from Tokyo to London, Berlin to Sydney, have labeled The Water Station a "modern masterpiece." Steve Pearson directs 12 actors and dancers in their rich theatrical migration past a water source and mountain of shoes. At the interface of theatre and dance, the sometimes sad, sometimes funny play is a compassionate look at people traveling, reaching for intimacy in a public space.
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